NZer1 wrote: ... I am personally getting to a place in my thinking that we have possibility of symptom management if we investigate spinal structure and alignment, as well as, vascular flows from the brain. That there has been damage done one way or another and that 'may' be treated to delay the symptom progression.
It also in some cases may enable regeneration to some types of the damage done by these problems and the scaring and healing process that has followed over time.
At this time the flows of blood and CSF are suspected to be altered in people with injury and or malformation of vessels carrying these fluids and this is being researched ...
You hit the nail on the head again Nigel.
No one has all the answers and many of you have permanent structural and neurological damage that will limit the outcome of even the best intervention. There are new options to consider, however. Venous liberation has certainly turned some heads. Even if the improvemets didn't last long in every case some of the changes have been remarkable. Specific chiropractors have something significant to bring to the table as well and can only improve what is being done with CCSVI intervention by removing potential musculoskeletal problems in a way any scientist or physician can relate to. Neurosurgeons and some other specialists are also coming up with some excellent minimally invasive options such as endoscopic surgery which is a serious consideration in Blossom's case. Radiologists are ready now to check blood and CSF flow as well as structure to determine possible cause as well as to test the effectiveness of intervention. Duplex ultrasound is another excellent monitoring device. The trick is determinig how to best apply what we know so far.
My guess is that no matter whose theory is right we are on the right path and patients will win in the end. What's more, the time and technology is here now.